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The author of the book: William Heyen
Edition: BOA Editions Ltd.
Date of issue: January 1st 1995
ISBN: 1880238292
ISBN 13: 9781880238295
Language: English
Format files: PDF
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One poem is merely five words: "Before the ink was dry." The title is X. Picture the Sioux chief taking quill in hand to approve a treaty with white soldiers, scrawling "X" in lieu of a signature, believing the vows will be honored. In hundreds of other haunting short poems, Heyen further illuminates the Native American experience by tracing the personal histories and romances of the mysterious Crazy Horse and the imperious George Custer--and how those histories led inexorably to their destruction. Heyen's sympathies are with Crazy Horse, though he depicts the conflict as far deeper than anything personal. His compressed musings often reflect the Ian Frazier quote included in the foreword: "Like the center of a dying fire, the Great Plains held the [Native American] vision the longest... and when Crazy Horse was killed, something more than a man's life was snuffed." (Jeff B., Reader's Services)


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Ebook Crazy Horse in Stillness read Online! William Heyen was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1940, and raised in Suffolk County by German immigrant parents. His graduate degrees are from Ohio University. A former Senior Fulbright Lecturer in American Literature in Germany, he has been honored with NEA, Guggenheim, American Academy of Arts & Letters and other awards. His poetry has appeared in the Atlantic, The New Yorker, Harper’s, American Poetry Review, The Southern Review, and in hundreds of other magazines and anthologies. His Crazy Horse in Stillness won the Small Press Book Award in 1997; Shoah Train: Poems was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2004. Heyen is Professor of English/Poet in Residence Emeritus at his undergraduate alma mater, SUNY Brockport.
Etruscan also published his September 11, 2001: American Writers Respond (2002), The Confessions of Doc Williams & Other Poems (2006), A Poetics of Hiroshima (2008), and The Football Corporations (2011).

His work has appeared in Harper’s, The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, The Nation,The Ontario Review, and in over one hundred anthologies. Heyen is the author of: Erika: Poems of the Holocaust; The Host: Selected Poems 1965-1990 (both Time-Being Books, 1991, 1994); Diana, Charles, & the Queen; Crazy Horse in Stillness (both from BOA Editions, Ltd, 1998, 1996), the latter of which won the 1997 National Small Press Book Award for Poetry.


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